NFC East Watch: Eli Manning Says Giants Need OBJ to “Raise His Level”

Odell Beckham Jr. had 96 catches for 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2015

Coming off a 6-10 season, two-time Super Bowl champ Eli Manning believes everyone on the New York Giants needs to do more—and this includes third-year receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who has done a whole, whole lot in his first two seasons in the league, including two Pro Bowls, an Offensive Rookie of the Year award and one of the greatest catches in the history of the NFL.

“Odell has obviously done great things, but we need him to raise his level as well,” Manning said in a conference call this week, per the New York Daily News. “There are things he can work on and we ask a lot of him. He’s required to know a lot of different routes and a lot of techniques and exactly how to do it.

“That’s the way he’s gonna get a lot of balls and be in position to do a lot of things.”

Granted, the Giants’ second-leading receiver in 2015 behind Beckham, Rueben Randle, departed this offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Giants have yet to replace him--so maybe Manning is only being practical when suggesting they'll need more from OBJ.

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